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jimbo1

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How long do you provide somke for a 12 pound turker that cooks for 5 1/2 to 6 hours?
 

daveomak

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Jim, evening.....  I smoke my turkeys for about 4 hours.... they usually take 10-12 hours at 225......   Dave
 

realbigswede

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Dave what temp are you smoking at? I going to do the first turkey for Thanks giving. Normal we do 20-25 pound and I did last year deep frying and that took over 5 hours...
 

smokinhusker

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Jim, evening.....  I smoke my turkeys for about 4 hours.... they usually take 10-12 hours at 225......   Dave
A bird that large is going to take quite a while to cook. Consider brining it as well - really helps keep the meat moist.

I also spatchcock my birds to make cooking go a bit faster. I also smoke mine at a higher temp of 300-325° to insure I get the temp of the meat up and out of the danger zone. You want to cook/smoke to an internal meat temp rather than time though. 

Here's a couple more threads

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/130794/thanksgiving-turkey-how-to-by-sqwib

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/the-temperature-danger-zone-and-smoking-turkeys-over-14-pounds

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/turkey-brining-and-smoking

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/130782/spatchcock-22-lb-turkey-on-uds

This thread has info on cutting the joints for quicker cooking (post #11)
 

bama bbq

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I cooked a 23 # turkey last year at 325-350*F and I think it only took ~ 3 hrs. Will reducing temp to 225*F add 2 hrs? Wow!
 

daveomak

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I cooked a 23 # turkey last year at 325-350*F and I think it only took ~ 3 hrs. Will reducing temp to 225*F add 2 hrs? Wow!
Bama, morning.....  That's 4 hours of smoke and a total time of 10-12 hours....  That does read a little confusing....   I didn't write it down right...

Dave
 

bama bbq

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Bama, morning.....  That's 4 hours of smoke and a total time of 10-12 hours....  That does read a little confusing....   I didn't write it down right...

Dave
Cool, cool, cool ...that's even longer! Double Wow!
 

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